Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats
This unique resource brings together valuable information on breed-related diseases in one quick-reference volume. Divided into one section for dogs and another for cats, inherited and other prevalent disorders are listed breed-by-breed. The final section describes each of the disorders in more detail. All the information is drawn from high-quality sources, including research journals and veterinary texts, with extensive references provided. This invaluable reference helps veterinary professionals to advise clients on their choice of breed and what problems to look out for. Whether you're a veterinarian, geneticist, a breeder, or a pet owner, this fully-referenced book will save you hours of searching through scattered literature. Alex Gough is a partner in a referral and first opinion practice in Bath, UK, where he sees referrals in small animal medicine, cardiology and neurology. He is a holder of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Cardiology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroimaging for Research. He is the author of Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine , also published by Wiley-Blackwell, and is a frequent contributor to the Veterinary Times . Alison Thomas has spent most of her career working in charity small animal practice, in the UK and Asia. She holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Small Animal Medicine, and is currently Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria, London.
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